William “Bill” Wucherer, 89, Waupun, passed away Feb. 7, 2019, at Marvin’s Manor in Waupun.
Bill was born Oct. 29, 1929, the son of Valentine and Mary Hoffman Wucherer. Bill graduated Mayville High School in 1947. He attended UW-Platteville and graduated in 1952 with a bachelor’s of science degree. In 1951, he began teaching in Waupun where he taught woodworking and mechanical drawing for 39 years. He met his wife, Pat Jones, at Waupun High School. On June 8, 1957, they were married in Madison. Bill was an active member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and Rock River Country Club. He was the head coach of the baseball and golf programs for several years, and the assistant football coach for years. In 1969, he became athletic director at which time there were seven sports, and he expanded it to 17. Bill was named Outstanding Educator of America in 1973 and Athletic Director of the Year in 1991. After retirement, he loved to golf with his wife and also loved woodcarving.
Bill is survived by his three sons: Mike (Chris) Wucherer of Beaver Dam, Bob (Rosie) Wucherer of Brownsville and Dan Wucherer of Waupun; two grandchildren: Michael (fiancée, Melissa) Wucherer and Jenni Wucherer; and five great-grandchildren: Timothy, Kaleb, Candace, Hope and Nicki.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Pat, in 2011, and a brother, Albert Wucherer.
Memorial services for Bill Wucherer will be held Monday, Feb. 11, at 3 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun. Friends and relatives may call on the family on Monday at the funeral home from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service.
Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family. Visit wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for more information and to send condolences.